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the identities of the victims this morning. first we will go to sandy hook wi, connecticut with the very latest. >> good morning. this community is just beginning the process this unimaginable horror, innocent lives lost at school. >> it all started on a seemingly ordinary day in a most unlikeliest of places a sleepy new england town one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hooks stewed school. >> adam lanza seen as a teenager heading to the elementary school wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid in my class i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was scary for all of us. >> police say lanza had shot his mother at her home and he went to the school killed 26 team mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended teachers led the students single file from the schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in lines and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then hour teacher hold the first person'
the horror today in a small town in connecticut. good evening i'm dan ashley. as you probably know by now this has been a horrific day. gunman slaughtered 27 people including 20 young children in a killing spree at elementary school in newtown, connecticut before ultimately taking his own life. in newtown overflow crowd tonight at the church as the community tries come to grip with what happened there. vigil were held all over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone con
-stricken community of newtown, connecticut says its first goodbyes to two young victims in last week's school shooting. >>> it's also the first day back at school after friday's tragedy. what bay area schools are doing to calm nervous parents and students. >> reporter: we're live in the sunset district where a family is shaken up after a forced home-invasion robbery. we'll tell you what police are looking for and what the robbers got away with. >>> rain out there. but this is shaping up to be a very, very active week. we'll explain it all. it's time now for -- for "mornings on 2." that's the show! >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 17th. >>> today, two of the young victims in friday's deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut will be laid to rest. funeral services are planned for 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto. jack was a big fan of new york giants' star victor cruz and yesterday during the giants' game cruz wore jack's name on his uniform in his honor. noah is the youngest victim. he had ju
. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come the community needs us to be at our best as americans ask i will do everything in my power as president to help. >> the president ordered flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of the victims. he said america has endured too many tragedies and says meaningful action needs to be taken to prevent incidents like it regardless of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something
that is their suspicion. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 6:04. latest on the school tragedy in connecticut. students in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it,
as connecticut continues to search for answers in last week's deadly school shooting. the very important announcement about guns coming from the president in just a couple of hours. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day. middle of the week. wednesday, december 19th. i'm dave clark. >> is it the 19th? yes it is. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's so cold it felt like tahoe. >> the day froze on me, steve. >> i understand. we do have a freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory elsewhere. temperatures are cold. let's get to them. 20s to the north. if there is even some in the santa cruz mountains it will be cool today but change in the weather is showing up. >>> good morning. southbound 680 traffic looks good as you drive past mission boulevard. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment hou
guys >> thank you. >>> students are returning to class in newtown, connecticut today except those from sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning
will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >> teacher said had to close the blinds and had to close the blinds and had to shut off the lights and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: outside, the first family members on the scene witnessed a horrific site. >> three
. >> pelley: lou, thanks very much. paul vance is a police lieutenant with the connecticut state police. he's been briefing reporters today and i asked him what he saw when he arrived at the school. >> it's a horrific scene. it's a very tragic scene, as we've been reporting. it involve it had death of numerous children, 20 to be exact, six adults. and it's a very tragic, horrific scene. >> pelley: were the children who were killed in one classroom? spread out across the entire school? >> one section of the building is the best way we can explain it. the deceased were all located in one complete section of the building. >> pelley: and where was the gunman found? >> in the hallway. >> pelley: outside of a classroom? >> correct. >> pelley: as the sun is going down now, are the victims still in the school? >> yeah, this is a long process and by that i mean it's a crime scene, it's a criminal investigation, it mandates that we meticulously document every single square inch of that building. we meticulously document all the affirmative actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that'
>>> most schools resume in newtown, connecticut as we learn new details of harrowing survival of the day of the shooting. how one student made it out alive. >> reporter: a call to an east bay middle school prompts a full police investigation. how it is a sign that this school district is not taking any perceived threats lightly. >> reporter: we're live in palo alto where a drunk driver triggered the flooding of a busy intersection. we will explain how that happened and if you need to avoid any areas. >>> hours ago, a car slammed right into that concord video store. why police say that was no accident. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> we're continuing to track developing news in palo alto where a suspected dui driver has been arrested for hitting a fire hydrant. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega is live on sandhill road with a look at the flooding and how traffic is being affected. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. well, actual iy, this intersection at sandhill and el camino just ope
psychologist figuring older kids were likely to learn about the connecticut shooting through social media. she also helped to craft an e mail to go staff and teacher as cross the district. >> look for in students that might, this might have a big impact on wh. to refer them for services. >> in oakland, administrators say they're trying to give out information without drama tiesing it and trying to reassure students they have many people looking out for them. >> so, once again air, shooting massacre rekindling long running debate in this country, being talked about with renewed vigor in sacramento tonight. we're live with both sides of the issue. nannette? >> the brady campaign ranks california as having the strictest concontrol laws in the country. advocates are seizing on the moment, state senator considering reintro dugs a bill. governor brown ordered flags at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy a heart breaking loss. 23 years ago california had a scoot skool shooting in stockton. fived kids left dead. that spark]af aid move nmt california that resulted
that people nationwide, they are honoring the victims of the mass shooting in connecticut. locally, dozens gathered last night for a vigil in gilroy. organizers at south valley community church say it gave people a chance to get together and share their thoughts. >> having an environment a venue like this i think helps people kind of process it and then being able to give resources that kind of help people continue that journey. >> the names of all the newtown victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. another vigil is planned at 6:00 tonight at amaral park in pleasanton. >>> well, this morning a more detailed picture is emerging of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people. acquaintances of adam lanza was smart but his mother who was also killed told friends he had a mental disability. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more. >>> reporter: a man who babysat for the family when adam was 10 said nancy lanza told him to supervise her son at all times and never turn his back on him. lanza reportedly had no close friends in school. the gunman was taking c
and six adults inside a connecticut elementary school. how the victims memories are being honored across the country today. >>> you can see the lines are getting longer. things are getting busier at san francisco international airport. we'll show you what the conditions are like right now and why the conditions may change. >>> wet, windsy conditions marching through parts of the bay area this morning. i'll have what you can expectcoming -- expect coming up. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary is in for steve. this is the first day of winter. >> you are right. the arrival of winter. here comes the winter storm. actually we're not as cold out there this morning. the winter chill will subside with this moist more mild air in place. with the cloudy conditions overhead temperatures anywhere from 10-20 degrees warmer. we've got rain falling over the north bay. you can see steady moisture pulling in. we see heavier rainfall. clear lake down into
recently in connecticut. >> parents must come get your children to sign out this is added a precaution to insure that students arrive home safely. >>reporter: when you read that what do you think? >> i actually got a phone call first i was a little bit panicked. because of things last week, the campus and then in connecticut. so we whir worried. and it's scary because it was happening school after school. it is very scary. >>reporter: the parents also have to wait quite a while to collect their children. there was a long line of parents and i can tell you that a spokesperson said that this was a precaution. just to make sure that everybody is okay. reportingscott rates is live at john f kennedy middle school. >>pam: thank you, scott. developing news tonight. a shooting on a south bay freeway. sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. this closed the complete not far away, but un-related to the freeway shooting, a pre-school was locked down for several hours this afternoon. this is video from sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. the 'good samaritan' preschool near cupertino village, and the surrounding neighborhood, was
for the president asked him to chair in response to the school tragedy in connecticut. the vice president is expected to meet with law enforcement leaders from across the country. president obama announced new gun policy task force yesterday. stay with abc7 news coming up, we go live to connecticut for more on the vice president's meetings today. plus, how the sandy hook community is continuing to grieve. >>> new in concord, police investigating robbery at popular mall it happened in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near the macy's store 7:30 last night. a came came at her from behind pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money. >>> in the south bay, authorities are trying to find the gunman who opened fire on uniformed marine driving down a freeway. someone shot at the moving car on highway 85 in cupertino around 1 yesterday afternoon chp and sheriff's office trying to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured.
on the school tragedy in connecticut. here are the top developments at 5:00. a school nurse who survived the attack by taking cover beneath her desk is telling her story to abc news. sally says she heard the initial gunshots outside and the school secretary called out to her. she dove under her desk. you will hear the rest of her story coming up on "good morning america." in newtown they are sending their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told
. >> reporter: some connecticut parents report their children are asking when will this happen again? davies urges parents to assure the kids they're in charge in keeping them safe in a structured environment. >> the more things are regular and predictable for the kids, the better. >> davies says young children should not see media coverage of the shootings because kids can suffer from ptsd just from watching traumatic events. schools are offering counseling on monday. >> vigils large and small happened in various places across the country today. this was the scene in walnut creek earlier tonight where about a dozen people came together in the small connecticut town where this all happened, a service at a local catholic church was filled to capacity. hundreds more people were outside, some of them holding hands and saying prayers. and in washington, d.c., hundreds of people packed the white house lawn, holding up candles at an impromptu vigil. >> today's tragedy has a lot of people wondering if it's time for tougher gun control. according to a new survey, usa poll, almost 3/4s of bay area ad
that played out last week in connecticut. police say they aren't sure if the report was a hoax or not. the caller was reporting someone else had seen a gun. >>> developing news, i-5 closed to all northbound traffic north of reading. in the last hour, we learned, 75 vehicles were involved in the massive pile-up that closed i-5 more than 10 hours a big rig slammed into the median that triggered chain reaction that stretched more than two miles several taken to the hospital, including one who had to be air-lifted to oregon. the chp doesn't know when this road will reopen. shelters are being offered to people who are stuck behind the closure. black ice and bad weather are being blamed for the accident >>> abc news has learned president obama is planning on addressing the school tragedy in newton, connecticut. he will hold a briefing at the white house at 8:45, our time, we -- he will announce vice president biden will spearhead an interagency process to form new policies to respond to the school tragedy. abc news plans on carrying a special report when that happens. stay with the abc7 mor
the mother of the gunman in the quit school shooting. the -- in the connecticut school shooting and the tremendous support for the victims and the community of newtown. >>> edging closer to the fiscal cliff, the vote happening today and the expected result. >>> good thursday morning. starting off very cold. 20s, 30s and 40s. coming up we'll take a look at the forecast temperature in your neighborhood and when major rain returns to the bay area forecast. >>> time now, 7:14. we know more this morning about a report on tuesday about a man with a gun at san jose city college. the information was second- hand. the campus police say a man called them tuesday afternoon, said a stranger came up to them, said he had seen a man with a gun. the school was put on lockdown for three hours while the police searched for the gunman. police say they did not find a weapon but say the caller did the right thing by reporting that incident. >>> 7:14. the community of newtown, connecticut will bury three more children today as investigators continue to search for clues. yesterday, investigators remov
's see if it stays that way. >> police in connecticut are responding right now to reports of the shooting at an elementary school. this is an attack and the account of news and kinetic and which is near banbury. we have reports that a teacher and a student may have been hit by gunfire but those are not a concerconfirmed. we will continue to monitor the developing story out of connecticut and bringing more informations as it comes. >> the most important thing we can do right now is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up. that's the best thing for the economy, the best thing for american families and if we do that soon as already pass this bill. house democrats are ready to pass that i'm ready to sign, the only hold out right now are the house republicans. if we get that done, that will take the edge of things. we will still have to deal with some of the deficits and debt problems that means 98 percent of americans, 97 percent of small businesses will not see their taxes go out. we should get that done. >> the president and speaker house aide john baker met thursday for their first f
practice with his mother. >> we are live this morning in new town connecticut. i am renee marsh. >> communities across the bay area are paying their respects to the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> dozens of people attended a vigil last night at first presbyterian church in burlingame. >> many of those in attendance say they are in the same profession as some of the victims to empathize with their families. >> i am happy to protect the the children in such a heartfelt and selfless way. >> we tried the as we could. >> the will comes as the new town community holds its first funerals were the victims of friday's massacre. >> bay area schools have also seen their share of violence. >> the west contra costa county school district has been beefing up security of the last several years. >> homeelmes middle school in san paulo is considered a model for how to protect students. >> the school has five community safety officers and a local police officer keeping an eye on the property. also students and staffers have to wear photo ids. and just six months ago more
of a school shooting. this happened in connecticut in new town connecticut. state police say they are assisting local police with a situation in newton amid reports of a school shooting. the superintendent said the district has locked down schools as a prevention to ensure the safety of students and staff. the superintendent's secretary said that reports of a shooting are not actually confirmed. state police say they have a number of people on the scenes to assist as we get more information on the situation of a possible school shooting in connecticut we will of course bring it to you. >>> police? fremont are looking for a man they say walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody inside. coming up we will have more on the evidence left behind that could help police track him down. >> part of a historic church was damaged by recent storms and repairing won't be cheap. the storms damaged one of the bell towers of all saints catholic church. one of the pieces fell off and was shattered. it'll cost about $450,000 to fix it. the church is now launched a fundrais
not been released. >>> following the mass shooting in connecticut, ann rubin explains that they want faith communities to lead the charge to end gun violence. >> reporter: inside the 3rd baptist church in san francisco, what began as a prayer for peace quickly turned into a call for action. >> we just need more safety. >> church members say the connecticut shooting has drawn attention to a problem that they deal with daily. gun violence. >> it's happening right now and it's come on, it's time to stop all of this. >> reporter: and so after this sunday's service they found a townhall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. >> it's a moment for us to reflect about who we are, who we are to each other? that is our relationship to what is happening? . >> reporter: the guest of honor, absenter and activist danny glover and reverend jeremiah wright, formerly of the president obama's church. >> those who live with that reality daily and in light of what is happening in newtown, connecticut, don't you give up, because it's time for you to act refrigerate church leaders believe they can
. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to match every dollar the states extend on mental health. >>> a bay area gun buy-back program was so successful, there's now talk of using it as a blueprint for the country. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez in the newsroom with details. joe. >> reporter: the organizers in oakland say they plan to take this thing statewide perha
in newtown, connecticut, the community is coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. rene marsh has the story from newtown. >> another day brings heartbreaking funerals in a town try to figure out how to heal. >> the teachers in the sandy hook are struggling. >> thursday, more children including a six year-old will be laid to rest. they bid farewell to 27 year-old, victoria soto (music) >> paul simon, a family friend of soto perform " sound of silence" wednesday night, 3000 people gathered at western connecticut university for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the
. it included a semiautomatic rifle, the one that was used in newtown connecticut shooting. >>> gina was intoxicated last thursday when she drove her car into a death of four pedestrians. two other people are hurt but are expected to survive. >>> they shut town treat. it was near the corner of third and mission street and that area was closed to traffic for a while so crews could put the fire out. >>> a recent survey found two thirds of the city's workers are obese and hurt. the children fell into those categories as well and now they are looking at paying workers. that could cost less than increasing prices for medical care. that leaves california as one of the states required to be working towards goals that are unachievable. they say basing it on teacher's test scores is under imageable the -- unimagable. >>> 4:46 getting you out the door now to the mall or going to work, id pes. tara is in for sal, what is it looking like? >> okay, i am leaving now. you can see it is wet out there so definitely take it slowly, you can see bay point, those headlights as you make your way towards c
effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assault weapons. >> i'm hoping that these twenty six people did not die in vain that these twenty children, their lives have to mean something and this is what they are going to mean. >> reporter: the campaign is enco
of support for the victims of the connecticut school shooting as the last of the children are laid to rest. >>> also, we are continuing to keep an eye on the storm moving over the bay area. this is a live look from the san mateo bridge. wind advisories in effect for that bridge and the others throughout the bay area. as you can see, the rain is really picking up. >>> los altos, antioch, pedaluma and all of the bay air. this is abc 7 news. >> welcome back. a look at our live doppler 7hd showing you there is rain everywhere throughout the bay area. the heaviest bouts are where you see the yellow and orange like around the clover dale area. you you can check any time you want anywhere you want by going to our website abc7.com and looking at live doppler 7hd. >>> now, to the school tragedy in newtown connecticut. people all over the world showing their support by sending toys, money and other gifts to the town. three more children were buried yesterday. the last victims of the december 14 massacre. at the same time this horrific incident is pushing gun reform to the top of the national agenda.
in newtown, connecticut say the body of gunman adam lanza has been claimed for burial by a person who wants to remain anonymous. >> the giants honored family members of the victims and children who survived at giants' stadium yesterday, players greeted the kids, teachers and parents as the team ran on to the field before the game against the eagles. the team and fans observed a moment of silence for victims. >>> death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled)@lku(s hundred feet. 40 were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia, in addition to the nine who died, more than 20 were injured they are being treated in oregon washington and idaho. >>> he tried to give police the family of a man who vanished after judgment ing -- after jumping in a creek. >>> [ inaudible ] >>> are you looking for a new way to ring in the @=> year? a donate-a-thon event today to encourage people to make tax deductible donations and thank donors. this pa
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. church members held sunday service then a town hall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. actor and activist danny glover and jeremiah wright. glover says the connecticut shooting has brought a problem dealt with daily, gun violence. >> daily in light of what has happened in newtown connecticut, don't you give up on me. because now it is time for you to act. >> a group of san francisco faith leaders met with leaders to discuss what they can do to help. they hope to have similar meetings in the months to come. >>> the key to solving bay area traffic problems could come from cell phone towers. a uc berkeley team says their study is the first that data from cell phone towers and gps devices have been used to track traffic and their research could be used to can cut down your drive time. stop and go traffic and break lig
coverage for connecticut, this is a week after a gunman killed 26 people. united way said the official fund for donations has more than $2.8 million. a board of community leaders is being assembled. they will decide how the money will be used. instead of sending donations in, they are encouraging to donate in member are you of others for the funerals. >> they are coming to a close. yesterday a service was held for josephine gay and 6-year-old anamarquez green and emilie parker was also laid to to class on january 3rd. they will be attending a school in a nearby town >>> following the shooting in newtown, connecticut, people are taking a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and
of the connecticut school shooting as the last of the children are laid to rest. and also we are continuing to track the storm moving over the bay area. this is a live look from the golden gate bridge. there's a wind advisory so that span so slow down, hang on. happy holiday. lisa argen will have your full forecast in just a few minutes. >> welcome back, everyone. at 6:12, this is a live look at our live doppler 7hd. the orange and red represents the heaviest areas of this storm hats moving through the bay area. the magnitude of the system has yet to be felt. lisa argen will tell you when and where. she will be along shortly. but in the meantime you can track the storms wherever you are this weekend by going to our website. abc news.com and looking at our live doppler 7hd: now to the school tragedy in new town, connecticut. people are showing their support by sending toys, money and gifts to the town. at the same time this incident is pushing gun reform to the top of the national agenda. abc chuck sievertson reports. >> the funeral for six-year-old emily was held in ogden, utah, the only one buri
shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden will meet will law enforcement officers today from across the country. his new task force is expected to release recommendations to reduce gun violence next month. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall with new calls for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons, but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: ther
of the funerals for the victims of the connecticut school shooting will be held today. five were held yesterday. after a service for dilan hockly his 8-year-old brother released balloons. families also said good-bye to grace mcdonald and four others. >>> meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman. former classmates said he wore the same clothes every day and rarely spoke. he once give a presentation through a computer instead of speaking and a former classmate said he enjoyed playing a violent video game and liked using a military style assault rifle in the game, the same type of gun he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from
states known for gun control laws such as connecticut, california and hawaii have fewer killings per capita. state gun right supporters had argued that the school shooting in connecticut demonstrated that gun laws don't work. >>> police in washington dc are investigating a tv news host for showing an illegal gun clip on the air. david gregory held up what looked like a 30 round gun magazine on nbc's meet the press on sunday. it happened during an interview. the investigation started after groups pointed out washington dc bans possession of such magazines. >>> funerals have been scheduled sun and monday for the two firefighters who were shot and killed responding to a fire in new york on christmas e version. there are new details on the shooting. a body believed to be that of the sooter's sister was found in the burned house. he set the home on fire to lure firefighters. he killed two and injured two others. he also left a note that -- police chief read about his plans. >> i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, kil
starting in 2013, colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee will add 300 hours ever of instruction part of a three year project that will affect 20,000 in 40 schools. administrators hope it makes american students more competitive with their counterparts in other countries. districts can decide if they will add extra hours or extra days. >>> breaking news in the east bay, two highway patrol identifies are injured after their vehicle flips during a pursuit, we have incredible video coming up. >>> weekend's super soaker washes away a chunk of road in the east bay. neighbors say it could have been much worse. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> breaking news near livermore two chp officers have been injured when their patrol car flipp
had surgery for gallstones. >>> people in newtown, connecticut, are trying to neighborhood some christmas eye joy. it's been -- christmas joy. it's been more than a week since a gunman killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. yesterday on christmas eve volunteers passed out free hot cocoa, doughnuts an stuffed animals to kids. people in newtown, connecticut say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. >> fortunately, we have many, many kids that are still here. it's all about the kids and being with family. >>> last night, people gathered to celebrate christmas eve at church. a children's choir sang christmas carols, the shooting barely mentioned during the service. and a really nice moment. all police officers will have today off so they can spend time with their families. that's because officers in surrounding towns will come in and cover their shift. >>> 20 child-like angels adorn the all ter in the children's chap in the national cathedral -- chapel in the national cathedral. >>> two people were rushed to the hospital in east oakland overnight after their chri
's basketball team squared off against number two, connecticut. the last time they were in naples the cardinals ended their 90-game win streak. yesterday uconn and the head coach got some revenge. the huskies took control early and never let up. the tough shot and foul. the key was connecticut's stifling defense. the steal leads to this easy basket. it was 31-13 at the half. this shot is blocked. banks will lay it up and in. stanford shot just 19% from the field. lewis led all scorers in 19. uconn cruises, 61-35. the loss snaps stanford's 82-game home win streak. >>> the stanford men had better luck naples, but had a tough time still against lafayette. the cardinals led by 8 at the half but the contest would go down to the final seconds. stanford holds on to win 65-59. randall with the team-tie 16 points. cardinals improve to 9-4. harvard was at cal. the bears look for their third straight win, but the crimsons can play. cal's allen crab leads the pack, 12 in scoring. put in a game-high 27, but it wouldn't be enough as harvard holds on to win 67-62. rivard hits the three. bears fall to 8-4. san
to a staff position. >> thank you, grace lee. >>> one week after the connecticut school tragedy the national rifle association has broken its silence. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us why the group's position is creating a new outcry. joe. >> reporter: allen, they announced today the nra did that they want armed security guards in every school in america. that's something familiar here at richmond high school where they have had armed officers for six years. they do believe it has made a difference. but many are wondering whether the nra went far enough. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: t
at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead six adult are also dead. >> our hearts are broken today. >> for the parents and grandparents sisters, and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims'. and in the words of spritzer . hill broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>--heal the broken heart and mind of their loans. >> ♪ >> when you put those stores to get what it incredible fascinating year. so much happened. we are following many other stories we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we will let you know all about that. before we get to that let us get outside and show you the san mateo bridge. a lot of people are off today. a lot of others heading to work. you can see cars moving along the bridge no problems. >> an ailing former president gets a big dose of medimiracle medicine. >> the oak ridge boys serenade for president george bush. he was admitted a month ago for bronchitis. last week he was d
is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking up to chilly conditions is morning more details on your forecast when we come back. wel;come the time is4:30. to in live look at the golden gate bridge. the weather should be not be a major factor. >> scarrves are the present to get. it will be cold as we head into the regioweek end. >> the temperatures will continu
are probably finishing their holiday weekend instead. >>> a shooting in connecticut, how a local church is having their voices heard. >>> and are you naughty or nice, we will show you how norad is helping kids track santa's journey. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> welcome back, 655, it has been more than a week since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school, but people are still demanding more regulations on guns. >> what happened to those children was the tipping point for me. >> hundreds gathered on the brooklyn bridge to honor lives lost and they are sending a message to capitol hill. n ra is standing by its message that taking away guns is not the answer. >> i don't understand why you can't just for a minute imagine when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way in to sandy hook elementary school, that if a good guy with a g
is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the school shooting. he is doing it on behalf of a 6- year-old student who survived. the attorney said the girl was trauma was traumatized. the traumatized. >>> many across the station continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. san rafaell's mayor is the latest to join the effort. he put his name on a petition urging congress and the president to encase laws. other mayors are also thinking of putting their names on the list. >> police say there is been 500 homicides in chicago this year. the 500th victim was killed thursday night. there were 435 last year. they haven't seen this many since 2008. police say they blame gang violence and illegal guns. community leaders say they are struggling to curb violence in certain neighborhoods. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where violence is a learned behavior, it's the culture you have guy that plan out what they are going to do tonight what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into a slight altercation or beef they are going to take that person's life because the
hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all taking part in this initiative. the goal is to improve student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on the global level. the program will affect 20,000 students a mix of federal state and district funds will go in to cover the cost of expanding the school year. >> and study shows many people eligible for unemployment do not collect their benefits. the study by the st. louis federal reserve bank shows only half of those who qualify for benefits applied between 2008 and 2009. the filing for benefits shot up to 95% in 2010 and 2011. that means about 200,000 people did not claim money they were entitled to. only 5.7 million of the roughly 11.4 million eligible people connected benefits in 2009. the time is 4:42 on your monday morning. coming up on the kron for more in is a live look outside at your approach to the bay bridge. no problems at this early hour. when we come we are back. again taking a look at the damage that has been re
, connecticut, turns out sikorsky helicopters for the military but it's also producing scholars. workers taking advantage of an unusual job benefit. >> we pay all tuition. we pay books. >> reporter: that's right. united technologyies will help any employee get a college degree for free. >> as you tour the floor, the kinds of jobs we have training becomes very critical and skill is very relevant. >> reporter: to turbo charge that skill set, the ceo, louis chenevert says they have earned 30,000 degrees over 15 years. >> we have invested a billion dollars in our employees. we just celebrated this big milestone. >> reporter: how much did united technologies pay for your education? >> i don't know. >> you don't even know? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> because you never saw a bill for it? >> exactly. >> reporter: business development manager yelitza forte is part of the first generation of her family to go to college. she got her mba without paying a dime. >> my parents could not believe it. you have to find friends. >> reporter: at the nearby plant also owned b
shooting in newtown, connecticut. the city gave out almost half a million dollars in gift cards. >>> traffic and weather together, next. take a live look outside at the decorated skyscrapers in san francisco, no rain to report here yet. that will move in later today. mike will have the full forecast. sue hall is checking traffic. >>> the country is just days away from going over the fiscal cliff. what is happening today in the nation's capital as lawmakers c >>> welcome back. doppler tracking showers to our north tail end showing radar returns most moisture in the clouds now because it is too dry at the lower levels fairfield 31°, mid to upper 30s in all inland valleys upper 30s around redwood city., mountain view, san jose. let's talk about what is going to happen today, light rain by the afternoon, 50s, showers tomorrow morning dry sunday and monday. >>> light traffic conditions so far, folks take the week or another long holiday weekend out of novato past marinwood lucas valley road here marin ymca traffic flowing nicely out of san rafael into southern marin no problems on
district attorney after the connecticut school tragedy >>> as 2012 comes to an end richmond police reporting one of the lowest murder rates in the city in more than a decade, 18 murders this year, down from 24 last year. the city has seen a decrease in the number of other violent crimes, like attempted murder and assault. a detective says the drop is largely due to richmond's increased police force. the department has again from 40 officers to 190 in recent years. >>> 5:57. next, can lawmakers broker an 11th hour deal to keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff? important meetings set to begin in hours. >>> vodka bottle credited with thwarting this stick-up tempt. we'll show you the dramatic video. >>> and michael finney gives your new year's resolution to drop weight a jumpstart. we'll put >>> last day of 2012, good morning i'm katie marzullo in for eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze. clear, beautiful weather. >>> check it out right here, boom, that is clear, no radar returns no rain, the only thing you are going to find is a little frost on the ground this morning bec
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